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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

US Authorities Seize Over US$15 Million in Meth in Four Days in South Texas Border Crossings

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Picture of the first drug seizure in Laredo, Texas, last week. This corridor is under the control of the Northeast Cartel (CDN), a splinter group of Los Zetas.

In a span of three days, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized over US$15 million in methamphetamine from two border crossings along the Tamaulipas and Texas border.

First seizure

The enforcement action occurred on Thursday, March 25th, when CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a tractor manifesting an industrial magnet arriving from Mexico.

The 2014 Ford F350 truck and shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 104 packages containing 367.24 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the shipment. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $7,344,845.

“The level of methamphetamine abuse in the U.S. continues to rise,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry.

“Seizures like this one underscore the vital role that CBP officers play in advancing our overall national border security mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics.”

CBP officers seized the narcotics. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

In seperate incident in Laredo that same day, CBP officers seized US$91,116 in cash at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge, when officers assigned to outbound operations selected a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox traveling to Mexico for inspection.

A 30-year-old male United States citizen driver and 19-year-old female passenger were referred for a secondary examination. Upon physical inspection of the drivers’ clothing, packages containing large sums of cash were found.

Picture of the second drug seizure near McAllen. This corridor is under the control of the Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel (CDG).

Second seizure

On March 28, 2021, a tractor/trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli arrived from Mexico a the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility and a CBP officer referred the conveyance to the non-intrusive imaging (NII) system as part of a secondary examination.

Officers conducting a thorough secondary inspection were able to detect packages of alleged methamphetamine. CBP officers removed and seized 264 packages weighing 421 pounds (191 kg) of the drug and seized the tractor/trailer as well.

“This interception of dangerous drugs truly exemplifies the teamwork of our officers working at our cargo facility,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

“With the use of high-tech equipment such as our x-ray systems, our officers are able to detect anomalies within shipments and target those areas of interest, which can produce positive results such as this significant interdiction.”

The case remains under investigation by the HSI.

Sources: CBP (1); (2); (3)

28 comments:

  1. A load off the street is a load off the street but this is peanuts.

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  2. Italian mafia or Latinos/black gangsters..who much more powerful today in USA?

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    1. The Mexicans are the ones who run the entire show quit posting stupid questions!

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    2. Do research so YOU can decide which one is more powerful

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    3. Why do you keep asking this question over and over? Perhaps list some categories and comparisons in greater depth in order for a more thorough answer.

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    4. Your asking the wrong forum. At BB we’re a bunch of cheerleaders cheering for a lost cause that we no nothing about. You’d get over 100 responses if you dare to ask who is better. Sinaloa or Michoac√°n?

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    5. In america americans are the most powerfull. The genovese crime family still the most well organized most connected crime family in the usa the chicago outfit still around the gambino family still around and in the streets of new york you have blood sets like the mac baller brims whom are deadly and the bosses are hispanic look it up and the west coast you have la M and aryan brotherhood. This criminal organizations dont fuck around. To the mexican cartel cheerleaders dont be so quick to say theyre the strongest here cus mexican cartels power is strong in mexico but once they cross the border is limited to or gone. They can get killed robbed or punked i know ppl that make a living of strickly robbing cartels here in the border and because of the short life span of most cartel mid level operators at worse they wait till that mid level guy is dead or locket up and they go rob the next guy. Motherfuckers rob 10 keys thats 200 thousand here and way more if they decide to take up to houston or dallas. You can live of that for a while.

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    6. 10:30 You want to say that italian mafia still much more poweful than blacks and latinos in USA nowdays?

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    7. Try that shit in El Paso see what happens pendejo

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    8. 10:30 PM It all depends on who you rob here in the west coast you try that shit and they can wait 10 years but they will get you. The Eme and the AB folded they told them Plata o Plomo guess what they picked. They went to war with the Paisas for a few months the Paisas picked up some of their family members and they said no mas? Mexicans run the show when it comes to street drug trafficking. It is that simple. The people who you are talking about robbing cartels are not robbing cartels they are robbing the dude who buys the dope from the cartels. If he goes into debt he is the one that owes the money not the people who took the dope.

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    9. 8:47 correct bro, but im trying to understand..the italian mafia here in USA much more powerful than mexicans here?

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    10. @10:45
      Mexicans and those of Mexican descent run the show!
      Those others you mention like Italians and those bringing up the AB etc don’t run anything without consent of the Mexicans. This is the Mexicans’ backyard!

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    11. 12:14 ūüĎĆ☝️ūü§Ě

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    12. 12:14 PM It isn't like that the Italian Mafia has its areas of control if they are dealing dope they are buying it from Mexicans the main one's like Coke, Heroin, Meth. You don't know anything either. It is common sense. The black and Chicano gangs have their areas of control but again they buy the dope from Mexicans who buy the raw materials or product from Asia, Colombia. Let me give you an example Mexican cartels don't deal in ecstasy on the scale that the Europeans deal it where the Italian Mafia will import it into the US. The Italians have also tried to import cocaine from Colombia.

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    13. Michael Franzese ain't talking, but he is free because he chose a deal with rudi giulianni, all the other "big" italian mafiosos died in prison to make room for teump and his russian mobster friends, BUT the Banksters do notncare who is who in the mafias, the money has never stopped comong to their pockets.
      --The reason people can't stop making stupid questions is that they make you wet your panties, Gilbertonas.

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    14. 1:18 still mexicans runs the shit

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    15. The real gangsters running the show in America are the DEA CIA ICE and crooked border patrol agents thats a fact ! Mexicans dont run shit in USA without the US shadow governments blessing .

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  3. Should of paid the right people

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  4. Meth is the devil but we have to get fentanyl off the streets asap one lil hit that these little 10 year old takes that a wrap sad too see

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    1. I never thought id see anything worst than meth my city is flooded with bums now and they all seem to be under 30

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    2. Where you from @billy? Tamps border? You seem to know a lot about CDG compared to the average Joe

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    3. How about stop meth completely
      and keep Fent sooner or later its gonna be NO more drug addits

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    4. 2:56 i never see soo manny people dying from drug like this fentanyl shit

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    5. 11:30 then your city is not your city, if a broke ass drug fiend can find a pusher but the billion dollar worth of militarized police and their SWAT death squads can't, your city belongs to the bums because there is money there and The Fix IS In.

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  5. 191 keys meth in one load. Just another day in the Texas border.

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  6. I bet while they were all patting them selves on the back twice that ammount was passing right under their noses . And into the brains of every Shard Tard up and down that I-35 corridor . lol

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  7. Regular everyday border seizure

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